Panels with Abstracts and Participants

Room: A2814
June 3, 2008: 1:30 PM–4:30PM
Organizers: Lothar von FALKENHAUSEN and HONG Xu

Recent work on Bronze Age archaeology using a variety of new approaches has incrementally changed our perspectives on this formative period. In order to generate a dialogue among specialists with different backgrounds, the organizers have invited a number of mostly junior scholars to present cutting-edge research. Themes to be addressed include: Origins of Chinese metallurgy and its role in the genesis of state-level social complexity; the advent of writing, its cultural role, and the connections between texts and archaeological finds; local cultural sequences vs. centripetal sociopolitical trends; settlement history; the development of economic systems and trade; transasiatic connections.


Lothar von Falkenhausen–Introductory Remarks
Jessica Mary Rawson–Interactions between China and Inner Asia 950–650 BC
Xiangming Dai–Settlement Patterns from the Neolithic to the Early Bronze Age: A Comparison between the Yuanqu and Yuncheng Basin
Jianye Han–Cultures in Xinjiang from the Bronze Age to the Early Iron Age
Kanegae Kenji, Daisuke Tokudome–A Preliminary Study of the Color Variation of Pottery of the Early Bronze Age in China: The Case Study of Pots Excavated at the Erlitou Site
Osamu Kikawada, Daisuke Tokudome–The Emergence and Meanings of "Huaxia State Complex": The Chinese Social Structure of the So-called "Xia, Shang, Zhou" Period
Feng Li, Zhonghe Liang–Explaining Guicheng: Socioeconomic Structure of a Bronze-Age Society in the Multicultural Environment on the South Shore of the Bohai Sea
Yung-ti Li–The Missing Link? Long-Distance Trade and Exchange in Early Bronze Age China
Takafumi Niwa–The Appearance and Development of the Lostwax Technique in Ancient East Asia
Yihui Qian–Lithic Research and Rethinking the “Chinese Bronze Age”
Zhouyong Sun–Social Status of Craftsmen Baigong in the Western Zhou Dynasty (1046–771 BC), China: An Archaeological Perspective

Room: A2815
June 3, 2008: 1:30 PM–5:00 PM
Organizers: LI Liu and Xingcan CHEN

Archaeological data from East Asia have accumulated rapidly in recent years, providing great opportunities for comparative research between this region and other parts of the world. This panel aims to bring together archaeologists who conduct research with broad geographic range in world archaeology and are interested in general patterns of social change from a cross-culture perspective. Participants are encouraged to compare archaeological data from different regions in East Asia, as well as East Asian research findings, as appropriate, with those from other parts of the world. We intend to cover diverse themes, ranging from the origins and development of food production, sedentism and material technologies (lithics, pottery, etc.), to socio-political change and early state formation.


Ofer Bar-Yosef–Emerging Complexity: From Foragers to Farmers in the Yangtze River Valley
Alison Betts–External Influences on the Bronze Age of the Zhunge’er Basin, Xinjiang
Roy L. Carlson–Northeast Asia and the Northwest Coast of North America
Judith Field–Identifying Function and Use of Grinding Stones from Archaeological Sites: Recent Studies from Australia and China
Hitomi Hongo, Anezaki Tomoko–The Process of Pig Domestication in Southwest Asia and its Relevance to Understanding the Process in East Asia
Gyoung-Ah Lee–Spatial Patterns of Plant Use in the Yiluo Valley, North China
Li Liu–The Function of Grinding Stone and the Emergence of Sedentism in East Asia: A Comparative Approach
Xiaoli Qin–The Basic Research of Bracelets
Tao Wang, Chaohong Zhao, Xiaohu Zhang, Tianxing Cui, Jincheng Yu–The Transition from the Paleolithic to the Neolithic in North China: A Focus on Early Pottery
Walburgamaria Wiesheu–Considerations about the Nature of the Early State in China
Liye Xie, Xingcan Chen, Xing Gao, Fuyou Chen, Yongqiang Li–Identifying Late Neolithic to Early Bronze Age Stone Spade Blank Thinning Strategies at the Huizui Site, Henan Province, China
Hsiao-chun Hung–Were there Itinerant Jade Craftsmen in Southeast Asian Prehistory?
Qing Wang–The Excavation of Nanheya Village, Dongying City, Shandong Province, and the Significance of Sea-salt Production in the Shang-Zhou Periods
DISCUSSANT: Henry Tutwiler Wright III

Room: C
June 3, 2008: 1:30 PM–4:00 PM
Organizers: Junzo UCHIYAMA, Hideyuki ONISHI, Ilona BAUSCH

Considering that the concept of "cultural landscape" has become an important issue in various
national/international protection programmes in recent years, it is crucial to understand the cultural formation mechanisms from the viewpoint of landscape archaeology. Taking the broadest definition of landscape including both a cultural and a natural side, this panel discusses what kind of landscape shifts occurred at the ages of prehistoric socio-economic changes, and assesses their influences. The focus area will be the East Asian inland sea, i.e. the Japan Sea and the East China Sea rims, covering major inter-regional trading and collision spots of East Asia.


1:30 Leo Aoi Hosoya–Plant Food Subsistence Strategy in the Tianluoshan, Yuyao, China, and Their “Routine-Scape”
Shinji Ito–Was There the “Dark Age”?: Cultural Landscape Shift of Prehistoric Northern Ryukyu
Jongil Kim–Topophilia with Life and Death: the Formation of Agricultural Landscape in the Korean Bronze Age
Sangtaek Lim–Landscape Change and Settlement Reorganization during the Middle Chulmun Period in Southern Korea
Shin’ichi Nakamura–The Formation of Urban Landscape in the Lower Yangtze Area: Considerations on the Liangzhu Archaeological Sites
Alexander Popov–Landscape Shift and Neolithic Remains of South-western Primorye in the Middle Holocene
Daisuke Nakamura–Appearance of Jasper Tubular Beads and the Trade Development in the Far East
J. Christopher Gillam–Modeling Cultural Landscapes: Examples from East Asia and the Americas
DISCUSSANT: Junzo Uchiyama

Room: A2718
June 3, 2008: 1:30 PM–3:30 PM
Organizer: Ariane PERRIN

The study of the various burial traditions followed during the 4th and 5th centuries in Northeast Asia is as yet difficult to apprehend since this region was a zone of interaction occupied by several groups whose migrations and territorial boundaries are not precisely known. Through analysis of burial remains associated with the Xianbei, the Puyo, the Han commanderies and Koguryo, this panel seeks to determine how and to what extent mortuary practices can be associated with a specific group, a culture or a region. Are there local characteristics in the construction, furnishing, and decoration of burials within the same group? The panel aims at identifying the tangible elements with which to help classify these various funerary traditions.


Mark Byington–Characteristics and Context of Puyo Mortuary Practice in Northeastern China
Bonnie Cheng–Pre-or Post-Reform? Change in Early Northern Wei Tombs
Bryan K. Miller–"Those Who Follow in Death": Accompanying Burials in Xiongnu Mortuary Practice
Shing Mueller–The Murong Burials in the Liaoxi Area
Ariane Perrin–From Liaodong to P'yongyang: The Painted Tombs at Chaoyang and Liaoyang, and their Relationship with the Koguryo Painted Tombs
Yuki Oda–The Diffusion Process of Cremation Practices in Ancient East Asia: A Case Study between the Korean Peninsula and Japan

Room: A2618
June 3, 2008: 1:30 PM–3:30 PM
Organizer: Barbara SEYOCK

Questioning the notion of the sea as a barrier or as a means of exchange and communication, this panel attempts to examine the archaeologies of smaller islands round the East Asian coasts from a comparative perspective. Issues such as movements of people and/or cultural elements, spread of technologies and know-how, seafaring, maritime trade and exchange, development of cultural specifics, island-mainland relations, island landscapes and environmental change are brought together here. The dichotomy of islands as places of interaction and isolation thus serves as a framework for a discussion of the distinctiveness of island cultures.


Barbara Seyock–Introductory Remarks
Kazuo Miyamoto–Prehistoric Interaction through Tsushima and Iki Islands between the Korean Peninsula and the Japanese Archipelago
Kanji Tawara–Tsushima as “Boundary”
Sugiyama Cohe–The Spatial Distribution Change of Obsidians from Kozu Island, Japan, in the Yayoi Period
Barbara Seyock–Cheju Island as a Case Study in Ancient Island-Mainland Interaction
Tomoko Nagatomo–The Relationship between Lelang and the South of the Korean Peninsula, the Northern Kyushu and Okinawa
Hiroto Takamiya–Long Distance Exchange and Food Stress in the Prehistory of Okinawa, Japan

Room: D
June 3, 2008: 1:30 PM–4:45 PM
Organizers: Tim SCHADLA-HALL and Akira MATSUDA

This panel examines aspects of public archaeology in the present and recent past in East Asia (China, Japan and Korea) by highlighting the importance of understanding the wider role of archaeological work within society, in terms of political, social and economic aspects of our subject and emphases the need for archaeologists to examine their wider roles within, and impacts upon the public. A particular stress is placed on the discussion of how archaeology is (or is not) associated with the identity of people living in East Asia, and whether there is any inter-regional similarity and/or difference in this association.


Peter Stone–Introduction
Gwon Gu Kim–A Critical Review of Major Issues in the Public Archaeology of the North-eastern Asian Countries
Kevin Tak-wing Sun–The Unclaimed Luggage: Who Owns Hong Kong’s Archaeological Heritage?
Whei-Lee Chu–The Application of Public Archaeology in Taiwan: A Case Study of Hui-Lai Site
Ryouko Araki, Eric West–Sharing the Past with the Children of
Zushi City, Japan
Jeff McClain–All of Sichuan is Virgin Soil: Feng Hanji and the Development of Archaeology in Wartime Sichuan
Chengxi Dong–Early Museum History in China
Jinsoo Park–The Archaeological Representation at the National Museum of Korea as Power Relation
Akira Matsuda–Archaeology and the Media in Japan
Koji Mizoguchi–“Sensitizing” Archaeology through Proper Theorization: A Proposal
Rui Pang–A Marginalized Community? Local Communities and Public Archaeology in China
Tim Schadla-Hall–Archaeology and Economics

Room: E
June 3, 2008: 1:30 PM–4:45 PM
Organizer: Ekaterina PECHENKINA

A principal objective of this panel is to provide an international group of scholars a forum in which to discuss the roles of local mobility and long distance migration in shaping the lifeways of ancient communities in East Asia. Some of the specific themes include: the introduction and distribution of new pathogens; changes in subsistence and food processing techniques; as well as the dynamics of growth during childhood, along with early morbidity and mortality.


Svetlana B. Borutskaya, Sergey V. Vesilyev, Margarita K. Gerasimova–Human Skeletal Materials from the Neolithic-Aeneolithic Burial Ground of Fofonovo in the Lower Reaches of the Selenga (Zanbaikal)
Tumen Dashtseveg, Ch. Vanchigdash–Physical Characteristics of Archaeological Populations of Mongolia
Mauricio Hernandez–Population Height and the Quality of Nutrition in Ancient China
Michelle Machicek–Analysis of Degenerative Joint Disease in a Sample of Iron Age Skeletons from Various Regions of Mongolia
Erdene Myagmar: A Cranial Nonmetric Study of Archaeological and Modern Populations from Mongolia
Christine Lee–Population Interaction among Peoples of the Frontier of China and Mongolia from the Bronze Age to Medieval Period (2500 BCE-1500 CE)
Kenji Okazaki–Linear Long Bone Growth Before and After the Beginning of Wet-rice Cultivation, Japan
Ekaterina Pechenkina–Oral Pathology at the Rise of Social Complexity during Yangshao
Sergey Vasilyev–Bioarchaeological Research on Mesolithic /Neolithic Burials from the Chita Region (Russia)
Julia Fan–Health and Behavioral Change in Ancient Xinjiang (1800 BC-AD 220)
Marc F. Oxenham and Matsumura Hirofumi–Health Experience in Cold Environments: Insights from Hokkaido, Japan
Miao Wei, Congcang Zhao, Liang Chen, Changsui Wang–Dental Wear and Oral Health in Early Qin People: A Case Study from the Xishan Site, Gansu Province

Room: B
June 3, 2008: PM–5:00 PM
Organizer: Jigen TANG


Fedoseeva Svetlana Aleksandrovna–The Neolithic of Northeast Asia
Elena Astashenkova–Bohai Buddhistic Fine Arts in the Russian Maritime Region
Trudy Doelman–Square Blocks versus Round Cobbles: The Exploitation of Basaltic Glass from Central Primorye, Far East Russia
Olga Dyakova–The Ethnic Structure of the Bohai State
Evgeniya Gelman–Subsistence Systems of the Bohai People: Archaeological Evidence from the Russian Maritime Region
Sergey Gusev–Old Whaling Culture on Chukotka and Alaska
Nikolay Kluyev–New Archaeological Discoveries in the Far East of Russia (an Epoch of Paleometal)
Nesterov Sergei–The Pohai Colonization of the Western Cis-Amur Area
Yana Evgenevna Piskareva–Local-chronological Groups of Mohe’s Culture in the Primorye region, Russian Far East
Alexander Vasilevski–Stone Age of the Far East of Russia: Current Achievements and Problems of Research
Kamijo Nobuhiko–Agricultural Diffusion from Use Wear Analysis of Ground Stone
Yuji Yamaguchi–Transformation of Settlement Systems from Late-Final Jomon to the Early Yayoi in Western Japan
Hua Yi–A Perspective on Yi and Xia: The Transformation in the East Asian Neolithic–Bronze Age

Room: A2814
June 4, 2008: 9:00 AM–11:00 AM
Organizer: Liangren ZHANG


Yoshiyuki Iizuka, Uchida Junko–A Metallurgical Study on the
Bronzes from Anyang Royal Tombs
Kang In UK–Alternative Development of Iron Making in East Asia in the First Half of the 1st Millennium BC: Evidence from the Newly Excavated Iron Tools from Barabash-3 (Yankovsky Culture) in the Far East Region of Russia
Philip Kohl–Practical Uses of Bronze Age Metals in Southwest Asia and the Western Eurasian Steppes: Comparisons and Contrasts with East Asia
Yanxiang Li, Jianli Chen, Yanping Zhu–Ancient Metallurgy in the Liaoxi Region, Northeast China
Yu Liu, Zhanwei Yue–A Study on the Mold-Casting Technology of Yinxu Bronze Ritual Vessels
Jianjun Mei–Metallurgical Analysis of Early Metal Objects from the Liushui Cemetery, Xinjiang, Northwest China
Liangren Zhang–Metallurgy and Social Inequality in Central Eurasia

Room: E
June 4, 2008: 9:00 AM–12:00 PM / June 4, 2008: 1:30 PM–2:30 PM
Organizers: Richard H. MEADOW, Jing YUAN, Ajita K. PATEL

Thousands of excavations carried in East Asia have produced masses of animal remains from sites of all periods. Study of these materials includes varied approaches and techniques that range from taxonomic identification through statistical and taphonomic analysis to seasonality, isotopic, and genetic studies. Issues concern exploitation of wild resources, transition from hunting and gathering to animal husbandry, development of different kinds of pastoral lifestyles and their spread, provisioning urban settlements, movement of humans and animals across the landscape, among many others. This panel is provides an opportunity to discuss these issues and methodologies in the context of the multi-faceted archaeology of East Asia.


Jiayuan An–A Study of Faunal Remains from the Yuanqu Shangcheng Site
Keith Dobney–Pigs, Pests and People: Using Biomolecular and Morphological Signatures to Explore the Origins and Spread of Early Farmers in East Asia
Marsha Levine–Paleopathology as a Tool for Investigating Chinese Bronze Age Horse Husbandry
Zhipeng Li–Cattle Husbandry from the Late Neolithic Age to the Early Bronze Age in North China
Peng Lu–Identification and Research on the Animal Remains of Guchengzhai Site
Yunbing Luo–The Raising of Pigs and their Ritual Use at the Dadianzi Site
Toyohiro Nishimoto–On Pig Domestication in the Yayoi Period, Japan
Zhuowei Tang–Thoughts on Zooarchaeology
Takeji Toizumi–Utilization of Aquatic Resources at the San’nai Maruyama Site: Palaeoecology of the Early Jomon Period at the Northern End of Honshu, Japan
Dongya Yang–Ancient DNA for Archaeological Investigations
Yin-Man Lam, Xianguo Fu, Xingcan Chen, Jing Yuan–Assessing the Effects of Taphonomic Processes on Skeletal Element Abundance in Archaeological Assemblages: An Example from the Site of Dayan, Guangxi
Jing Yuan, Rowan Flad, Yunbing, Luo–Meat-acquisition Patterns in the Neolithic Yangzi River Valley, China
DISCUSSANT: Richard Meadow
DISCUSSANT: Ajita K. Patel

Room: A2815
June 4, 2008: 9:00 AM–11:45 AM / June 4, 2008: 1:30 PM–4:00 PM
Organizers: Gary CRAWFORD, Hiroki OBATA, Zhijun ZHAO

This panel focuses on several new issues in East Asian archaeobotany including the domestication of millets (foxtail millet, broomcorn millet and barnyard millet), the cultigen status of early rice remains found in China (Shangshan site, Jiahu site, Tianloushan site, etc.), the origin of early crops found in the Russian Far East (barley and millets), the origin and characteristics of early agriculture in Korea, the origin of agriculture in Japan (including the issue on the beginning of the Yayoi agriculture), etc. Speakers will include scholars who study plant remains from East Asia. The goal of this panel is to promote discussion and comparison of recent archaeobotanical research results in East Asia.


Sung-Mo Ahn–Problems of Size Statistics of Archaeobotanical Crop Grains
Xuexiang Chen–Analysis of Floatation Results from the
Daxinzhuang Site, Ji’nan, Shandong, China
Gary Crawford–Changing Views of the Meaning of Agriculture: Implications for Palaeoethnobotany
Dorian Fuller, Yanming Fang, Hai Zhang–Changing Agricultural Organization in the Late Neolithic of Henan: Archaeobotanical Contributions from the Ying River Valley
Guiyun Jin–Neolithic Rice-paddy from the Zhaojiazhuang Site, Shandong
Minkoo Kim–Factors Determining Size Variability of Carbonized Wheat Grains (Triticum aestivum L.) from Archaeological Sites: A Case Study from South Korea
Y.Y. Li, K.J. Willis, Liping. Zhou, H.T. Cui–Palynological and Paleoecological Evidence for Buckwheat Cultivation in Western Liaohe River Basin, Inner Mongolia, China
Tracey L-D Lu–When Rice Farmers met Tuber Collectors: The Origin of Tuber Cultivation and the Expansion of Rice Farming in South China
Kazuo Miyamoto–The Spread of Early Rice Agriculture from Shandong Peninsula to the Korean Peninsula through the Liaodong Peninsula
Seiji Nakayama–The Beginning of Plant Cultivation in Central Japan
Michihiko Nakazawa–Acceptance and Diffusion of Rice and Barley in the Jomon Society, Japan
Hiroki Obata–Utilization of Legumes in Jomon, Japan
Elena Sergusheva–Appearance and Dynamics of Agriculture in Primorye Territory in the Period ca. 5000–2400 BP
Katsunori Takase–Archaeobotany of Barnyard Millet (Echinochloa) in the Jomon Period
Alison Weisskopf–Using Phytolith Data to Understand Crop Processing Stages and Labour Scales: A Case Study from Henan
Yunfei Zheng– Archaeological Studies on the Domestication of Rice in Cultivation Environments
Peter Weiming Jia–Initial Results of Floatation at the Luanzanggang Site in Xinjiang
Duxue Ji, Fahu Chen, Hui Wang, L. Barton, Guanghui Dong–The Origin and Development of Agriculture in Northwestern China-Evidence from the Survey in the Hulu and Xihanshui Reaches
Yaroslav V. Kuzmin–Pottery versus Agriculture: What was First in Northeast Asia?

Room: C
June 4, 2008: 9:00 AM–12:00PM / June 4, 2008: 1:30 PM–4:45 PM
Organizers: Chen SHEN and Xing GAO

The proposed session will present recent studies on archaeological materials of the Late Pleistocene period in order to evaluate new evidence for issues on the transition to Upper Palaeolithic and the origin of modern human in China. Our particular focuses will be on new data referring to a period between 100,000 to 50,000 BP. Given the increasing numbers of archaeological sites with human fossils found in the Three Gorges/western Hubei mountainous region, this area has become a focus of research on the local evolution of anatomically modern human in East Asia. Derived from these new data, our discussion will be extended to formulate new approaches and new perspectives to researches on adaptive behaviors of modern human and variability of lithic technology of the Upper Palaeolithic. We hope to put together a series of studies to test the evolutional model of the "continuity with hybridization." New findings from China will continue to stimulate what hopes to be a fruitful debate on the issue of the human origin.


Xing Gao–Into the Future of East Asian Palaeolithic
Robin Dennell–The Climatic and Regional Background to Modern Humans in East Asia
Donald O. Henry–Tracing Modern Human Behavioral Organization through Intrasite Spatial Analysis: An Example from Southwest Asia
Youping Wang–The Zhijidong Site and the Transition to the Upper Palaeolithic in North China
Wu Liu, Xianzhu Wu, Yangke Quan, Yiyin Li, ChengLong Deng, Xiujie Wu, Shuwen Pei–Evidence of Fire Use by Late Pleistocene Humans from Huanglong Cave, Hubei Province, China
Chun Chen, Jiayuan An, Hong Chen–Lithic Analysis of the Xiaonanhai Assemblage Unearthed in 1978
Shuwen Pei, Ying Guan, Xing Gao–A Preliminary Report on the Excavation of the Pengjiahe Paleolithic Site in the Danjiangkou Reservoir Region
Robert L. Bettinger, Loukas Barton, Christopher T. Morgan, Fahu Chen, Dongju Zhang, Duxue Ji–The Paleolithic Record at Dadiwan, Eastern Longxi Basin, Gansu
Dongju Zhang, Loukas Barton, Fahu Chen, Robert Bettinger, Christopher T. Morgan, Hui Wang, Hui Zhao, Yan Zhao–Environmental Background of Human Activity in the Western Loess Plateau during Marine Isotope Stage 3
Chen Shen–Technological Variability during the Transition to the Upper Palaeolithic in Northern China
Eugeny Rybin–Early Upper Paleolithic of Central Asia: The View from Mongolia
Xinzhi Wu–Discussant: On the Origins of Modern Humans in China
Julie Cormack–The End of the Line Begins Here: Zhoukoudian
Shejiang Wang, Richard Cosgrove, Huayu Lu, Chen Shen, Ming Wei, Xiaobing Zhang–New Progress in Palaeolithic Archaeology in the South Luohe River Valley, China
P. Jeffery Brantingham, Xing Gao–The Late Colonization of the Tibetan Plateau: New Evidence from Qinghai Province, China
Yue Zhang–Zooarchaeological Analysis of Faunal Remains from Ma'anshan Cave Site, Southwest China
Chaorong Li–The Upper Paleolithic in Beijing
Chuan Kuan Ho–The Last Glacial Megafaunas and Paleolithic Hunters in Taiwan
Luidmila Lbova–Geoarchaeology of Early Upper Palaeolithic Complexes in the Baikal-rift Zone
Mochanov Yuri Alekseevich–The Dyuktai Bifacial Tradition of the Palaeolithic of Northeast Asia
Hirofumi Kato–The Origin and Lineage of the Blade and Microblade Complex in Hokkaido Island
Kaoru Otani–The Microlithic Industry in the Japanese Islands
Takanori Sakashita–Re-examination of a Palaeolithic Dwelling Site in Japan
DISCUSSANT: Ofer Bar-Yosef

Room: A2718
June 4, 2008: 9:00 AM–11:15 AM
Organizer: Gideon SHELACH

This panel focuses on the archaeology of the Chifeng region of Northeast China. Cumulatively the papers addresses processes of economic adaptation and socio-political transformations that occurred in this region from the beginning of agriculture and sedentary life way, during the 7th and 6th millennia BCE, to the maturation of the Bronze-age societies during the 2nd and 1st millennia BCE. Many papers in this panel are by members of the Chifeng International Collaborative Archaeological Project (CICARP) and analyze data that was generated by this project. Supplementing them are papers by scholars who work on other projects in this region and had access to different data sets. Together we hope to illuminate the multifaceted nature of the processes we address and to make the archaeology of northeast China more accessible to people working in other parts of East Asia and other parts of the world.


Gideon Shelach–Ecological Condition and Changing Patterns of Human Adaptation in the Chifeng Survey Region”
Robert D. Drennan, Christian E. Peterson–Changing Community Patterns through Time in the Chifeng Region
Robert D. Drennan, Christian E. Peterson–Methods for Archaeological Population Estimation for the Chifeng Region
Christian E. Peterson, Xueming Lu, Robert D. Drennan–The Socioeconomic Organization of Hongshan Communities
Mingyu Teng–Settlement Patterns of the Pre-Qin Periods in the Banzhijian River Valley
Jianhua Yang–The Transitional Role of the Upper Xiajiadian Culture in the Development of the Northern Bronze Tradition of China
Yanping Zhu–The Distribution of the Sites of the Xiajiadian Upper Culture and Relevant Issues
Zhijun Zhao–Domestication of Millets : Archaeobotanical Data and Ecological Perspectives from the Chifeng Region

Room: A2618
June 4, 2008: 9:00 AM–10:45 AM
Organizers: Takao ITOH and Mechtild MERTZ


Takao Itoh–Database of Tree Species and Uses in Wooden Objects Unearthed in Japan
Naoko Kizawa–Meanings of Identification of Natural Wood Species for Archaeological Study–The Present Situation in Japan
Mechtild Mertz–A Historical and Ecological Study of the Wood Species Used in the Buildings of the 14th Century Serkhang Temple Complex, a Tibetan Monastery in Qinghai Province, China
Shuzhi Wang–The Study of Dendroarchaeology in China
Misao Yokoyama–Wood Identification of a Traditional Japanese Temple with Chinese Style: Shoindo of Manfukuji
Shengcheng Zhai–Database of Tree Species and Uses for Wooden Objects

Room: D
June 4, 2008: 9:00 AM–11:45AM
Organizer: Francis ALLARD

This panel focuses on the nature and impact of inter-regional interaction as it informs our understanding of East Asian prehistory and history. Emerging from access to a larger archaeological data base than ever before, as well as to relevant theoretical models, the papers refine, and on occasion contest, models of culture change that recognize the effect of cross-cultural and regional contact. Significantly, such contact is seen to channel the movement of ideas, objects, and/or people, all of which have the potential to impact the development of regional socio-political hierarchies.


Clyde Melvin Aikens, Nai Rhee Song, Irina S. Zhushchikhovskaya–Inter-regional Interaction in Pacific Northeast Asia: Early Pottery, Bronze and Iron Technology, and the Emergence of Social Complexity
Francis Allard–Exotic Prestige Goods and Emergent Social Complexity in South China: Challenging the Model of Culture Change
Paola Demattè–The Origins of Chinese Writing: Signs and Symbols in Archaeological Context
Fumiko Ikawa-Smith–Obsidian Roads of the Late Pleistocene Hunter-Gatherers in Pacific Northeast Asia
Baong Kang–The Role of Long-distance Exchange in the Socio-political Development in Proto-historic Korea
Sarah Nelson–Shamanism and Interregional Interaction in East Asia and Heritage Tourism in the Dongbei: Some Problems and Solutions
Gideon Shelach–Desert or Steppe Highway? East-West Interactions during the Late Second and Early First Millennia BC and their Local Effects
Jun'ichiro Tsujita–The Reorganization of Interregional Relations at the Beginning of the Kofun Period, Japan, as Seen from Fragmented/Complete Chinese Bronze Mirrors
Oksana Yanshina–The Bronze Age in the Russian Far East: New Data
Yaroslav V. Kuzmin, Michael D. Glascock, Vladimir K. Poppv–Sources of Archaeological Obsidian in Northeast Asia: An Update

Room: B
June 4, 2008: 9:00 AM–11:45PM
Organizer: Yunxiang BAI, Peter Weiming JIA


Pavel Volkov–The Functional Reconstruction of the Neolithic Dwellings from the Russian Far East
Elena Zhambaltarova, Luidmila Lbova–Funeral Complexes of the Neolithic-Early Bronze Age of the Western Transbaikalia in a Cultural Context of the Baikal Region (Results of the Formalized Analysis)
Wendy Frederick–Archaeology and Ethnicity of the Ainu
Heekyung Lee–Revisiting Toma-ri Kiln at the Kwangju Kiln Complexes
Masaaki Morishita–Filling Empty Museums: The Museum Boom in Post-war Japan and its Aftermath
Tomoko Nagatomo–The Production of Pottery in the Period of Starting Agriculture in the Japanese Islands
Shinya Shoda, Seung-hwan Oh, Ji-sun Han, Gyeong-sin Park, Jong-tae Jong, Hyun-sook Lee, Jin-a Heo, Su-ok Jung–A History of Cooking Pottery and Food Preparation Features on the Korean Peninsula
Sem Vermeersch–Korean Epigraphy: Characteristics, Function, Study
Upala Barua–The Origin of the Kamakhya Complex: Was it a Buddhist Site?
Tiluttoma Baruah–The Potters and Pottery of Majuli, Assam, in North-East India

Room: A2814
June 4, 2008: 1:30 PM–3:15 PM
Organizer: Elizabeth CHILDS-JOHNSON

This panel reviews how the politics of colonialism and nationalism have impacted a century of Japanese art and archaeological surveys, the inventorying and exhibitions of objects and the ranking and re-constructions of treasures and monuments. By taking an inter-disciplinary and inter-regional approach to the multi-dimensional facets of heritage management, we will cover issues : tourist development vs. site preservation, emperor system and buried properties administration, the introduction of photography as a classificatory and recording tool, and how museum collections have impacted the cultural landscape from the People’s Republic of China, to Korea and Japan today.


Elizabeth Childs-Johnson–The Jade Age Question Redefined
Janet G. Douglas–Materials of Late Neolithic Jades in the Freer and Sackler Collections
Fang Gu–Special Characteristics of Qijia Jade Material
Kim Dung Nguyen–Jade Earrings from the Sa Huynh Culture: Typology, Technology and Cultural Speciality
Xuemei Yun, Chaohong Zhao–Differences in the Geological Properties of Jades and their Significance with Regard to the Study of Neolithic Jade Wares in China
Chaohong Zhao, Xuemei Yun–Jades of the Xiuyan Area, China, as Reflected in the Liaohai and Related Regions in the Archaeological Record of Late Neolithic China

Room: A2718
June 4, 2008: 1:30 PM–4:15 PM
Organizers: James LANKTON

While glass artefacts and, in a few cases, evidence for primary and secondary glass production (making glass from raw materials versus the craft production of vessels and beads), have been found at sites in East Asia, the interpretation of this glass data has lagged behind, since it depends on an understanding of both the archaeological context and the excavated glass itself.
This panel will examine the ways to study glass artefacts, particularly in terms of chemical composition, with a focus on newer, less invasive methods. In addition, case studies will illustrate how glass compositional evidence can greatly increase our understanding of the past.


Brigitte Borell–The Glass Vessels from Guangxi Province
Sunil Gupta, Lapteff Sergey–Early Trade in Glass Beads between the Eastern Indian Ocean and East Asian Spheres (3rd Century BC–5th Century AD)
Yoshiyuki Iizuka–Decoding Ancient Glass: Methods for Chemical Analysis
Junko Furihata, Takayasu Koezuka, Junichiro Tatsumi–Two
Radiographic Techniques for the Nondestructive Study of Glass Beads
Gyu-Ho Kim–Glass and Glass Crucibles from Wanggnun-ni
James W. Lankton, Insook Lee, Gyu-Ho Kim–Treasures from the Southern Sea: Glass Ornaments from Early Gaya
Insook Lee–Glass Ornaments from Gimhae-Yangdong and Busan-Bokcheondong
Kriengkamol Tantrakarn–No-touch, Onsite Glass Analysis and the Promise of Portable X-ray Fluorescence (XRF)
Qinghui Li, Fuxi Gan, Ping Zhang, Huansheng Cheng–Chemical Composition Analyses of Early Glasses of Different Historical Periods Found in Xinjiang, China
Jiayao An –Glasses of the Northern Wei Dynasty Found at Datong

Room: D
June 4, 2008: 1:30 PM–3:15 PM
Organizer: Hyung Il PAI

This panel reviews how the politics of colonialism and nationalism have impacted a century of Japanese art and archaeological surveys, the inventorying and exhibitions of objects and the ranking and re-constructions of treasures and monuments. By taking an inter-disciplinary and inter-regional approach to the multi-dimensional facets of heritage management, we will cover issues : tourist development vs. site preservation, emperor system and buried properties administration, the introduction of photography as a classificatory and recording tool, and how museum collections have impacted the cultural landscape from the People’s Republic of China, to Korea and Japan today.


Walter Edwards–Cultural Heritage Mismanagement? Lessons from the Takamatsuzuka Kofun Murals
Ioulia (Lilian) Karali-Giannakopoulou–Collecting Shells: Edward Morse and the 1878 Omori Excavations
Heekyung Lee–The "Re-discovery" of Ceramic Traditions in Colonial Korea: The Reconstruction of Choson Era Kiln Sites in Kwangju, Korea
Hyung Il Pai–Advertising Japan’s "Ancient" Terrains: Imperialist Nostalgia and Heritage Tourism in Colonial Korea
Subin Xu–The Emergence of a "Modern" Asian Cultural Heritage Aesthetics in the Early Twentieth Century: Examining Tadashi Sekino's Survey Records of Chinese Architecture (1906–1935)
Hideo Yoshii–Photography and Archaeology: the Re-construction of Sokkuram in Early Twentieth Century Korea

Room: B
June 4, 2008: 1:30 PM–3:45 PM
Organizer: Zhichun JING


Asok Datta–Discovery of a Pre-Pala Monastic Complex at Moghalmari, Dantan, West-Midnapur, West-Bengal, by the Department of Archaeology, University of Calcutta
Sm Rita Datta–Cultural Heritage and Computer Technology: A Case Study of Bishnupur Temples, West-Bengal, India
Bandita Medhi–Consolidation of Surface Communication during Ahom Rule: A Structural Study
Dilip K. Medhi–The Great Indian Corridor in the East
Jack Gilbert Medrana–The China Factor in Philippine Archaeology
Rhayan G. Melend–The Archaeology of Death: The Significance of the Burials from Babo Balukbuk, Porac, on the Pre-Spanish History of Pampanga, Central Philippines
J.N. Pal–The First Farming Culture of the Middle Ganga Plain in Light of Recent Archaeological Investigations
Petra Rösch–Eternal Veneration, Perpetual Practice: The Assemblies of 35 and 53 Buddha Images in Chinese Buddhist Cave Temples (6th to 8th Century)

Room: A2814
June 5, 2008: 9:00 AM–12:00 PM / June 5, 2008: 1:30 PM–2:00 PM
Organizers: Xianguo FU, Tracey Liedan LU and Guo LI

The prehistoric archaeology of South China and Southeast Asia is important for us to understand cultural development and human diaspora in prehistoric Asia and the Pacific. It is an area with rich natural resources, unique lithic technologies and ceramic tradition, as well as diversified subsistence strategies and food cultures. This panel aims to provide a forum for scholars working on various aspects and different areas in this region to exchange new data and new ideas, and to identify new directions for further archaeological and multi-disciplinary research.


Judith Anne Cameron–Xianrendong and the Origins of Spinning and Weaving in South China
Nigel Chang–Personal Ornaments in Prehistoric Thailand and their Wider Context: Are Ideas or People Moving from China into Southeast Asia with the Appearance of Farming and again at the Beginning of the Southeast Asian Bronze Age?
Thuy Chanthourn–Circular Earthwork Sites in Eastern of the Mekong River
Tracey L-D Lu–The Diversity of Prehistoric Subsistence Strategies in South China
Quang Mie Nguyen–The 14C Dates and the Fluctuations of the Ocean in the North East Region of Vietnam
Van Viet Nguyen–Early Chinese Contacts into the Dongson Culture in Vietnam
Sophie Peronnet–Overview of Han Artifacts in Southeast Asia with Special Reference to the Recently Excavated Material from Khao Sam Kaeo in Southern Thailand
Ninh Pham Thi–Dong Cuom: The Jar Burial Site of Sa Huynh Culture, Dating from the Early Iron Age of Central Vietnam
Barry V. Rolett–The Beginning of Seafaring in South China
Nang Chung Trinh–The Relationship between the Big Stone Shovel Culture of Guangxi, China, and those in North Vietnam
Chuan Kuan Ho, Whei-Lee Chu–The Significance of the Hui Lai Site in Central Taiwan
Brian Vincent–Ceramic Technology Evolution in Southeast Asia 4000–3000 BP

Room: A2815
June 5, 2008: 9:00 AM–12:00 PM
Organizer: Rowan FLAD

In the last two decades discoveries in Sichuan, Yunnan, Guizhou, and adjacent areas have documented a variety of evidence for complex societies in the late Neolithic, Bronze Age and early Imperial Period in this previously understudied region. This panel seeks to present these various new bodies of evidence and explore what these data illuminate about the nature of social complexity in the region. Papers will consider the definition and identification of social complexity, craft specialization, interregional interaction, urbanization, gender and ethnicity, regional integration, corporate ideologies, and related issues.


Rowan Kimon Flad, Zhanghua Jiang, Gwen Bennet, Pochan Chen, Shuicheng Li, Lothar von Falkenhausen–The Chengdu Plain Archaeology Project–Surveying Rice Paddies in the Search for the Origins of Sanxingdui
Gwen Bennet, Edwin Hajic, Zhanghua Jiang, Rowan Flad, Pochan Chen, Shuicheng Li, Jade D'alpoim Guedes–CPAS Project Environmental Archaeology Investigations on the Chengdu Plains: Goals and Findings
Ling-yu Hung, Jianfeng Cui, Honghai Chen, Hui Wang, Jian Chen–Painted Pottery and Long Distance Trade in Late Neolithic Northwestern China
Luisa Elena Mengoni–Body and Dress Ornaments in the Funerary Practices of Southwest China
Jade D'alpoim Guedes–The Ideology of Secondary and Collective Burial: A Case Study of the Dashimu of Southwestern China
Pochan Chen–Understanding Chu from the Perspective of World-systems Theory
TzeHuey Chiou-Peng–Bronze Age Yunnan and the Jinsha Corridor
Alice Yao–Variability in Bronze Age Community Patterns of the Qujing Basin, Yunnan
Zhilong Jiang–Preliminary Insight on Bronze Age Political Organization Based on Settlement Studies in the Lake Dian Basin, Yunnan, China
Fei Li, Herong Zhang–Culture Change in Guizhou, from the Prehistoric Period to the Han Dynasty: A Focus on Zhongshui Sites
Jian Xu–Archaeological Context of the Yelang State: Re-considering Bronze Age Sites in Guizhou

Room: E
June 5, 2008: 9:00 AM–11:15 AM
Organizer: Guolong LAI

Most theoretical writings on mortuary studies have been focused on prehistoric and protohistoric periods. This panel, however, with four papers on the Warring States and Han to Tang mortuary data presents some of the theoretic issues in the mortuary studies of the historic periods in Chinese archaeology. These issues center on such key concepts as the arrangement and transformation of burial space and the dynamics of cultural interaction and social symbolism in mortuary practices. This panel as a whole also attempts to examine diachronic transformations in mortuary practice in ancient China, and to address methodologically the challenges in combining material, visual, and textual data in mortuary studies.


Xinlin Dong–The “Twenty-four Paragons of Filial Piety” as Seen on the Tomb Murals of the Northern Song, Jin, and Yuan Dynasties and their Relation with the Koryŏ Hyohaeng Rok
Fei Deng–Representation of Offering, Representation for Offering: A Study of Decorative Themes in Song Tombs
Jessica Mary Rawson, Suzanne Cahill–Mortuary Analysis of Chinese Archaeology: Space, Transformation, and Social Values
Guolong Lai–The Transformation of Burial Space in Early China
Meitian Li–Interaction and Transformation of Mortuary Culture in the Six Dynasties Period
Byung-joon Kim–Distribution and Buried Goods of Han Tombs
Zhefeng Yang–The Changes of Tomb Structure in Han China
Wa Ye–The Cemetery as a Landmark of Social and Moral Values: Archaeological Analysis of the Xingyuan Tang Tombs

Room: C
June 5, 2008: 9:00 AM–11:00 AM
Organizers: Maa-ling CHEN and Pochan CHEN

Due to some new developments in the theories and methods of world archaeology, a new generation of Taiwanese archaeologists emerged and started to practice some new research approaches in dealing with Taiwanese archaeological data. This is in an attempt to make a dialogue with these theories and methods as well as with archaeologists in other areas. The other purposes are to evaluate the adoptability of these approaches to Taiwanese archaeology and to establish a new understanding of Taiwanese archaeology and history. These studies cover a time period from prehistory to history, and the topics include the site formation process, spatial analysis, analytical unit of archaeological research, ceramic technical chain operation and chronological definition, population immigration and its impact on indigenous cultures, and Jade technology. All these gave rise to a new generation of Taiwanese archaeologists who aim to reach out to world archaeology and bring enlightenment to archaeological research in order to gain more knowledge on the establishment of archaeology.


Hung-Lin Chiu–Reconstructing Prehistoric Taiwan Iron Age Post-marital Residential Practices in the Shiqiao Site, Tainan
Pei-Yu Chen–Evaluation of a Ceramic Analysis Unit, Vessel Lot versus Sherd: A Case Study on the Production and Standardization of Pottery from the She-kow Site
Mei-Huei Du–A Study on the Site Formation Process of Saqacengalj, an Abandoned Paiwan Settlement
Yiling Lin–Chaîne Opératoire and the Ceramic Transformation during the Late Neolithic Taipei Basin, Taiwan
Jiun-Yu Liu–From Military Industry Bureau to Taipei Workshop: An Observation of Cultural Changes
Pei-Ying Tsai–Spatial Analysis and Architectural Structures: A Case Study of Saqacengalj, an Abandoned Paiwan Settlement
Yi-Chih Yin–Neolithic Taiwan Jade Industry: An Introduction and New Discoveries

Room: B
June 5, 2008: 9:00 AM–12:00 PM
Organizer: Zhichun JING


Shabeena Yasmin Saikia–Silk Route: The Ancient Trading Links between India's North East and South East Asia
Igor Sleptsov–The Dwellings of the Final Neolithic in the Primorye Region Based on the Margaritovskaya Archaeological Culture
Andrea Yankowski–Salt and Salt Pots: A Study of Premodern Salt Production in Southeast Asia
Sergai Komissarov, Viachesiav Molodin–The Xiaohe Culture of Xinjiang and its North Asian Affinities
Sarah Kautz–Facilitating Exchange: Interpreting Space and Identity at Dejima
Keith N. Knapp–Using Artifacts to Date Texts: The Case of the Accounts of Filial Children Manuscripts in Kyoto
Alfonz Lengyel–Ancient Chinese Sexual Objects –The “Intangible” Value of Spiritual and Material Heritage
Jay Xu–Inter- and Intra-regional Interaction in South/Southwest China during the Bronze Age
Hu Lin–Ceramic Variability and Socioeconomic Differentiation: An Archaeological Study of a Liao Pastureland Town
Mari Omura–Braids Excavated from the Chu Cemetery at Baoshan, China
Dhritiman Sarma–Khasi Megaliths

Room: A2814
June 5, 2008: 2:00 PM–3:30 PM
Organizer: Lien Thi Le


Son Hong Dang–Architectural Materials from Ly Cung, Ho Citadel, Nam Giao Sites (Northern Vietnam)
Dzung Thi My Lam–The Sa Huynh Culture in Southeast and East Asian Context: Its Distribution, Chronology and Features (by Comparative Studies)
Lien Thi Le–The Bi Thuong Brick Tomb and Its Context in Northern Vietnam
Thu Anh Nguyen–Ash-pits at the Go Hoi Site (Vinh Phuc Province)
Huong Thi Mai Nguyen–The Vegetation Record at the Dong Son Archaeological Site, Northern Vietnam

Room: A2815
June 5, 2008: 1:30 PM–4:00 PM
Organizers: Luisa MENGONI

Cultural heritage is becoming increasingly important in the cultural, political and social life of China. This panel aims to explore how concepts of the past have developed and being promoted in modern and contemporary China, and how these notions have affected national policies, international relations and local practices, especially in a period of rapid economic development and increasing globalisation. The promotion of world heritage sites, the rapid growth of national and private museums, the increase in management plans for archaeological sites, and the development of cultural tourism are only the most visible aspects of a larger phenomenon, which is contributing to shape new forms of identity and belonging within and outside China.


Gwen Bennet–Archaeology, Cultural Heritage and Identity in North China
Bruce Gordon Doar–Universals and Uniqueness in Chinese
Archaeology and Heritage
Luisa Elena Mengoni–Archaeology and Consumption in
Contemporary China
Rui Pang–Cultural Heritage Management in China: A Case Study of the Han City of Chang’an
Yani Pang–Archaeology and Education in Chinese Museums
Marina Svensson–Ancestral Halls as Spaces of Living Culture and Heritage
Liang Zhang–Current Debates over Chinese Heritage in Historical Perspective: Reflections on the Formation of Modern Chinese Conceptions of Heritage
Jigen Tang–Value Preservation And Value Presentation Of Archaeological Sites

Room: B
June 5, 2008: 1:30 PM–3:30 PM
Organizer: Jigen Tang


Paul S.C. Tacon–An Asian Perspective on the Origins of So-called “Modern Human Behaviour”
Yuri Vostretsov–Model of Interaction of Populations with Maritime and Agriculture Adaptations
James Thomas Williams–Regional Survey of the Mongolian Altai and its Wider Implications
Bruce Zukerman–The Use of Sophisticated Computer Imaging and Image Databasing for the Preservation, Analysis and Distribution of Ancient Documents
Johan Arif–The Upper Third Molar Fossil of Homo erectus from Sangiran, Central Java, Indonesia
Christopher J. Norton–Taphonomic Perspectives from Middle-Late Pleistocene Xujiayao, China
Susan G. Keates–Issues of Homo erectus and Homo sapiens Dispersal in China

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